Venue: Delhi, Gurgaon, Sonipat, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Mumbai, Deoghar, Darjeeling
On 28th May 2018, MFF will celebrate Menstrual Hygiene Day to create awareness around the issue and start a conversation on safe menstrual practices.
We recognise that in our society there is a sense of shame associated with menstruation. We are pledging to shift the conversation and break these myths. Our Kadam Badhate Chalo (KBC) partners and youth across seven locations are planning various events such as discussions and campaigns to start the change from the grassroots. They are generating awareness to ensure access to a safe and hygienic menstruation for the girls and women in their communities. The locations are as follows:
1) New Delhi - in partnership with Shakti Shalini
2) Bengaluru - in partnership with Makkala Jagriti
3) Mumbai - in partnership with Anubhuti
4) Hyderbad - in partnership with Rubaroo
5) Darjeeling - in partnership with Child in Need Institute (CINI)
6) Deoghar - in partnership with Fontal Development Foundation (FDF)
7) Sonipat - in partnership with ITI Sonipat and Participatory Research in Asia (PRIA)
We are also celebrating the day with domestic workers in Gurgaon, Haryana through interactive sessions such as role play and enabling them to talk about their experiences with menstruation.
Also, we are organizing an in-house baithak on the morning of 28th May for MFF and PRIA staff, where we will demystify menstruation and find ways of talking about it in the communities that we work with.
This Menstrual Hygiene Day, the conversation needs to include all stakeholders and our gender champions are taking the lead to ensure there is #NoMoreLimits and #NoMoreSilence.